Drawing upon the experience of forty of the nation's finest journalists, this book is a complete guide to reporting on business and economics. It begins by demystifying basic concepts of macroeconomics, microeconomics, financial markets, and international economics and trade. Next, it provides practical tips, from how to use statistics to understanding what the government has in its files. Finally the book suggests investigative techniques for covering specific beats, including personal finance, health care, the environment, labor and workplace issues, media and entertainment businesses, technology, small businesses, and not-for-profit institutions.
Alumni of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University present 44 essays addressing the challenges of business and economic journalism. Suitable for journalists, as well as students of business and public relations, the essays assume the reader has minimal experience with economics or business terms and concepts. Contributions address background and basic concepts in the field; practical reporting and writing tips; and writing and investigating everyday stories, with strategies for covering specific beats. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)